Actor Leo Suter discusses potential outcomes for Vikings: Valhalla Season 2. Vikings: Valhalla, a spinoff of the History channel television series Vikings, which aired for six seasons, will debut on Netflix in late February 2022. The BAFTA-winning filmmaker Niels Arden Oplev, who also helmed the pilot, will helm episodes of Vikings: Valhalla’s second season, which wrapped up production in November 2021 and is expected to air in early 2023.
Following historical figures Leif Erikson, Freydis Eiriksdottir, and Harald Hardrada as they traverse seas in search of survival and glory, Vikings: Valhalla takes place a century after the conclusion of Vikings and covers the end of the Viking Age. Netflix has already given Vikings: Valhalla a third season renewal, and filming will start the following month. Eight episodes are anticipated for seasons two and three.
Suter discusses potential outcomes for the three leads in season two as well as some BTS information about the show in an interview with People. He says that after the Battle of Kattegat in the first season finale, the three leads will be tested to their breaking points in the second season. Also mentioned are the historical precedents for the series’ events and how fascinating Harald Hardrada’s real-life fate is. See his words below:
Harold is a real character who lived an incredible life, so Google [his real-life fate] at your own volition. What I would tease about season 2 is I would say, at the end of season 1, these three characters who we’ve come to sort of hopefully know and love, their worlds are all a little uprooted and the world is a little uprooted. Kattegat’s changed hands, it’s all at boiling points. So yeah, these characters have been pushed to their extremes.
Given the numerous factual inaccuracies in Vikings: Valhalla, it’s intriguing to imagine where the series’ plotlines may lead. Suter discusses the demanding production requirements of the show, including the rigorous training regimens, time spent perfecting the characters’ Scandinavian accents, and growing out his hair and beard specifically for the part. He also talks about how Ireland served to enhance the series’ sense of place by serving as the location for the on-location filming of the series.
The plot of Vikings: Valhalla is difficult to predict because the historical setting is used only lightly to allow the creators to explore more imaginative possibilities. Hollywood has never been in the business of teaching, but if the series is interesting enough, it could persuade some viewers to learn more about the real-life individuals who served as the series’ inspiration. In its first season, Vikings: Valhalla has already had its fair number of storyline twists, and if Suter is to be believed, it will undoubtedly continue.